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      Sweater Mends: Learn the Buttonhole Stitch

      Sweater Mends: Learn the Buttonhole Stitch
      We all have sweaters with holes in them.  Instead of throwing them up turn them into wearable art using the simple buttonhole stitch to mend and strengthen any holes or tears.  We take you step by step through the buttonhole stitch as well as how to use it for mending. Happy mending!!!!

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      Tips for Beating Back the Time Change Blues

      Tips for Beating Back the Time Change Blues
      The "Fall Back" time change is coming.  It's a seasonal change that I always find challenging and this year with all the upheaval I'm dreading the early onset of darkness. Seasonal Affective Disorder is real for a lot of folks and we hope our tips can help. 

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      Self Care in the Age of Anxiety

      Self Care in the Age of Anxiety

      "We all have a Super Hero inside us" but sometimes that hero needs a bit of self care.

      What exactly is self care?  It's taking care of yourself.  I find when I'm juggling home, family, job and now the fate of our country that "me" is the daily loser.  When I get busy my yoga class and my daily recharge by the ocean dog walk are the first things to go.  Next is eating good and good for me food.

      I also have a low but constant level of anxiety that's hard to shake.  Sh*t just keeps happening and it's hard to unplug.  So much has happened in the past months that I forget about events, comments and laws that outraged me.  Some new crisis overtakes the news, freaks me out and makes it hard for me to balance myself.

      Here are some easy tips to help you take care of yourself so you can care for others and our country.

      Sleep- routines can help, unplug electronics, try a few yoga stretches, brew a pot of herbal tea, read a bit of a book.  One routine I love at night is massaging our Bring on the Z balm to the bottom of my feet once I'm in bed for good.  It helps the essential oils get into your bloodstream and everyone's feet need a bit of love.

      Unplug from the news- it's hard I know but try your best.  Find a series on Netflix for some bing watching to help get some news relief.

      Cook and tidy the house- making good healthy food and clearing away the clutter can help calm your mind and use up some of that nervous energy.

      Get outside- this is so important, we need sunshine and nature to stay grounded.

      Exercise- getting your body moving helps clear out the mental cobwebs.

      Talk to folks and smile and strangers.  We all need to feel connected.

      We put together a "Self Care in the Age of Anxiety" kit filled with good for you products to help you de-stress and recharge.  We have a special price for purchasing two, one for you and one for a fellow sister.

        The kit contains-

      "Girl Hold My Earrings" sticker

      Sample Pack of Shower Shots- aromatherapy right in the shower and a scent for every mood.

      #resist creme- #racism, #resist sexism, #resist wrinkles.

      Be Kind Lip Treatment- because our words matter.

      Too Much Botanical Oils- a bit of calm in our hectic world.

      Hot and Healing Balm- after hitting the streets give your feet a treat.

       

      Happiness is a Long Hot Seaweed Bath

      Happiness is a Long Hot Seaweed Bath

      On my bucket list is a trip to Ireland.   Sadly Ireland is not on my calendar.  The next best thing is to treat myself to a seaweed spa day right at home.  It takes a bit of time, planning and bathroom cleaning- but I'm worth it and so are you!  Give yourself the gift of you.

       

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      "BOGO" SALE on SOLID PERFUMES

      "BOGO" SALE on SOLID PERFUMES

      BOGO Sale on solid perfumes.

      We’re having a BOGO Sale on our Solid Perfumes.  Our sale ends Aug 1st and quantities are limited.

      Shop here for solid perfumes.

      Designed to be aromatherapy for you not the room, solid perfumes are an effective way to “escape” if only temporarily.  I find they are an easy tool in my daily stress management kit.  Perfect for pulse points, I also use directly under my nose when I want help in taking a deep, calming yoga breath.  I keep one in the car, one on my purse and one by my bed.  A friend rubs a dab in her hair when she needs a lift.  And with two for the price of one- you can too!

      HERE’S HOW IT WORKS- for each tin of solid perfume you order we will ship two of exactly the same scent.  If you want to mix it up, send a message via the contact us page or email us at dulseandrugosa@gmail.com.

      Don’t you love when a colleague brings in donuts, cake or muffins?  Except for the calories and the willpower needed to resist a second helping.  Why not take in an assortment of solid perfume instead?  Put them in an attractive platter right next to the coffee and spread some joy.

      Solid perfumes also make great stocking stuffers.  I love to stockpile goodies all year.  It’s important to have a special storage area because you want to find them again.  It’s such a joy to unpack my goodie box and see all my special treats.  It also helps cut down on the stress of last minute gift giving. Our Lilac solid perfume in particular is a lovely treat for a New Englander who has moved South.  They have the sun and short winters but they miss, miss, miss the fresh, sweet scent of spring in New England.

      Solid perfumes also make wonderful thank you gifts.  Brighten someone’s day by leaving a tin as a thank you token.  The tins are wonderful for teachers, health care professionals or just leave on a desk or in a mailbox.  Especially thoughtful if someone is going through a stressful event.

      HERE’S HOW IT WORKS- for each tin of solid perfume you order we will ship two of exactly the same scent.  If you want to mix it up, send us an email via the contact us page or dulseandrugosa@gmail.com.